TN's Elavenil wins gold

Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan shot down gold medals in 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle respectively in the ISSF World Cup Finals here on Thursday to make it a memorable day for Indian shooters.

Manu fired her way to the gold with a junior world record in the women's 10m air pistol event, while Elavenil claimed the top honours in the women's 10m air rifle competition. The 17-year-old Bhaker shot 244.7 to notch up the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Elavenil shot a score of 250.8 to edge past Taiwan's Lin Ying-Shin (250.7). Romania's Laura-Georgeta Coman finished third with a score of 229. 

Elavenil had qualified second for the finals with a score of 631.1 behind Ying-Shin (632.3). Mehuli Ghosh also qualified for the same event's final but ended sixth with a score of 163.8.